Glossary beginning with W

WBLsearch for term
Work based learning is learning which predominantly takes place in the workplace.
WCAsearch for term
Work Capability Assessment – replaces the Personal Capability Assessment (Medical) for people claiming the work related activity Employmentdefinition and support Allowance. The WCAdefinition has fewer exemptions, e.g. there is none relating to DLAdefinition entitlement or severe mental illness. It employs different mental health tests and has an expanded list of activities and descriptors and a scoring system for mental health as for physical health.
Webinarsearch for term
Shorthand for a Web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. A key feature of a Webinardefinition is its interactive elements -- the ability to give, receive and discuss information. This contrasts with a Webcast, in which the data transmission is one way and does not allow interaction between the presenter and the audience.
Wellbeingsearch for term
Wellbeingdefinition refers to a person’s sense of positive feeling about their life situation and health, both physical and mental. An individual can have a physical or mental health condition and still have a sense of well-being. Positive mental health and well-being is essential for good health’ (DWPdefinition, 2009). (Sometimes referred to as mental wellbeing or emotional wellbeing.) For the purposes of the DHdefinition 2011 Mental Health strategy (No health without mental health) the following definition is used: ‘A positive state of mind and body, feeling safe and able to cope, with a sense of connection with people, communities and the wider environment.’
WFIsearch for term
Work Focused Interviews – a requirement by DWPdefinition that people who are claiming certain welfare benefits attend regular interviews with an employment service personal adviser. The interview assesses the person’s prospects of obtaining work; assists and encourages them to identify what they can do to make remaining in or obtaining work more likely; identify training, educational or rehabilitation opportunities they can take up to increase their chances of getting work.
White Papersearch for term
Documents produced by the Government that set out details of future policy on a particular subject.
WLNsearch for term
The further education Women's Leadership Network, which aims to support aspiring leaders, develop organisational leadership and promote gender equality of both staff and governors. For more information, see:
World Health Organisation (WHO)search for term
The WHO is the United Nations 'health arm'. Its core functions are: 1. providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; 2. shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; 3. setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; 4. providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and 5. monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends
WRAPsearch for term
Wellness and Recoverydefinition Action Plan (WRAPdefinition) see appendix 6 of the Perkins Review for a useful example of a WRAP for someone in work (DWPdefinition, 2009).